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Martial Arts Champions

Portland team wins trophies at tournament

Portland martial arts students Jeremiah Childs and Malcolm Bunyoli are presented championship awards during a regional tournament earlier this month in Mt. Vernon, Wash. PHOTO COURTESY PORTLAND SOO BAHK DO

Congratulations to students from the Soo Bahk Do martial arts program in northeast Portland who took home trophies this month at the regional Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Championships in Mt. Vernon, Wash.

Jeremiah Childs won in his red belt category for sparring and took second place in forms; Malcolm

Bunyoli won second place for sparring in the same division; and Andrew Esperanza was the Yong Gi (courage) award winner in the Orange belt category.

The team’s instructor and mentor Charles Smith said everyone did a great job and demonstrated excellent discipline and spirit (Moo Do Shim Gung).

Portland Soo Bahk Do offers traditional martial arts and therapeutic martial arts for families and individuals of all ages at the Woodlawn MIC Center, 1425 N.E. Dekum St., and at the Blazers Boys and Girls Club, 5250 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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